This critical volume offers an invaluable selection of early criticism and modern commentaries by Richard D. Altick, E.M.W. Tillyard, M.C. Bradbrook, Brents Sterling, E.H. Kantorowicz, J.A. Bryant Jr, M.M. Mahood, A.P. Rossiter and Nicholas Brooke. Informative comments on different productions of the play are provided by Sir John Gielgud and John Russell Brown.